The team announced the tag for Folk, noting his 91.7 percent accuracy on field goals in 2013. Folk hit his first 23 field goals last season, including three game-winners. Folk hit all three attempts over 50 yards and showed a knack for accuracy in tough conditions.
The franchise tag for kickers is $3.556 million, per NFL Media's Albert Breer. That's a fair number, and a one-year contract is preferable at a position where accuracy can come and go each season. The Jets aren't that far removed from believing they were one kicker away from a title. (Mike Nugent, anyone?) Now kicker is the least of their concerns.